Model Design Competition


On behalf of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) – Two Year College Division (TYCD), we invite you to encourage the submission of student design projects for the 24th Annual ASEE Lower Division MODEL DESIGN COMPETITION. This event will be held in conjunction with the 2022 ASEE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN during June 26-29, 2022 (perhaps on June 27, but this will be clarified by ASEE at a later date). This competition is open to 1st and 2nd year students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

The last two competitions (in 2020 and 2021) were cancelled due to COVID and we are excited to once again give our students the chance to demonstrate their skills in this challenging robotics competition.

Each student team will design and build an autonomous robot that will catch (or gather) legal size (yellow) fish from the three blue lakes on the track and deliver them to either of two fishing stations on the track.  The undersized (red) fish must be left in each lake or returned to one of the lakes.  The robot must adhere to the rules of the model design competition (attached). An Exhibition session is included as part of the competition.


The main reason for this competition is for students to gain a better understanding of the design process from start to finish. Designing and building something from an idea is probably why they chose engineering in the first place. Use this design competition as a platform to reinforce their ideas and have some engineering fun! We hope to see you and your students’ entries in Minneapolis.

Please find linked below the guidelines and registration forms for this event. The interest and registration forms are also linked below.

2022 ASEE TYCD Model Design Competition Files

Design Rules, Guidelines, and Schematics
Interest Form
Registration Form

2019 TYCD Results (Tampa FL)

2019 ASEE TYCD Design Competition Results

For questions on the competition, you can reach any of the Model Design Competition coordinators at the their contacts below.

Paul E. Gordy
Phone: 757-822-7175
Fax: 757-427-0327


Geoff Berl
Phone: 585-502-8484


Clint Kohl
Phone: 937-766-7672